President Trump on Tuesday called the latest Strzok-Page revelations “so terrible” and slammed his Justice Department and FBI for doing “nothing.”
In a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Rep. Mark Meadows said the documents suggest “a coordinated effort on the part of the FBI and DOJ to release information in the public domain potentially harmful to President Donald Trump’s administration.”
Mr. Meadows’ letter included two text messages from Mr. Strzok to Ms. Page about a “media leak strategy” that appeared to include negative articles about former Trump aide Carter Page.
On Twitter later that evening, Mr. Meadows pointed out that the texts were sent from April 10-12, around the same time that reports surfaced about the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant to monitor Mr. Page.
Mr. Strzok has denied the allegations against him in light of the latest documents.
“The term ‘media leak strategy’ in Mr. Strzok’s text refers to a department-wide initiative to detect and stop leaks to the media,” his attorney Aitan Goelman said in a statement. “The president and his enablers are once again peddling unfounded conspiracy theories to mislead the American people.”
• Jeff Mordock contributed to this story.
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